Floral Cutouts

floral print dress with cutouts
floral print dress with cutouts
floral print dress with cutouts
floral print dress with cutouts
floral print dress with cutouts
floral print dress with cutouts
floral print dress with cutouts

Dress, Hollister. Shoes, Lulus. Bag, Forever 21. Sunnies, Gucci. Rings, Samantha Wills.

We’ve been incredibly lucky these past few weeks in Toronto, with the summer weather still in full swing even though Fall is just around the corner. I bought this dress at the beginning of the summer and brought it along with me on three separate occasions while going to various places hoping to shoot it. Neither of those worked out, but thanks to these extended summer days I finally had a chance to wear and shoot it last week on our way out for Indian food. Although I am kinda glad for the delay as I’ve only had these pretty blush sandals from Lulus for a little while and would have not have the opportunity to shoot them together otherwise. I’m really digging the whole pastel kinda vibe and enjoying how the blush compliments the aqua of the skater dress. Well, here’s hoping for the warm days to stick around as long as possible as I still have a few more dresses I would like to wear before the season’s out.
 
Happy Sunday!

Military Chic








Top, Jacket, old. Leggings c/o Free People. Shoes, Lulus. Bag, Forever 21. Sunnies, Gucci. Bracelet c/o La Maison du Carat. Ring, Samantha Wills.

One item that should be in your closet this Fall season is the military jacket. I’m fortunate enough to have one from a few years ago that I held onto, and I usually throw it into rotation around this time of year. Fortunately they’re everywhere this season and so I’m looking forward to styling this one in the coming months.

Another staple of mine for the autumn and winter months are leggings, and when I saw this cute pair from Free People I was drawn to them immediately because of the cutout and button detailing along the sides. I typically wear leggings with flats or more casual shoes, but I felt that these leggings were just so cute (even in the army green colour) that they deserved a nice feminine heel to compliment them. I’m really happy with how they worked out, especially with this jacket for an ultra feminine military look. I find it’s always a bonus when you can score leggings that not only look cute casual but can also be dressed up and are a statement piece on their own, for those days when you’re lazy but still want to look stylish. They also come in lots of other yummy colours for Fall (here). It’s pieces like this that make this summer lovin’ girl get excited about Fall. What about you, any pieces that you’re really looking forward to styling this Fall?

xo

Hawaiian Nights

tobi hawaiian nights dress
tobi hawaiian nights dress
tobi hawaiian nights dress
tobi hawaiian nights dress
tobi hawaiian nights dress
tobi hawaiian nights dress
tobi hawaiian nights dress
tobi hawaiian nights dress
Dress, c/o Tobi. Purse, Forever 21 c/o Value Village. Heels, Pink Martini. Sunnies, Lulus. Necklace, Stella & Dot. Ring, Samantha Wills.

I’ve been crushing over the palm leaf print for some time now so my lust for leaves dreams came true after receiving this Hawaiian Nights Bodycon dress from Tobi. This print is perfection to me and couldn’t represent summer any better. The fact that the style is a bodycon was simply bonus, and I must say it fits perfectly and is super comfy. I think this print is the epitome of summer, although sadly Toronto does not have palm trees growing about. I opted for white accessories to compliment the background of the print, and purposely chose a black chunky sandal so as not to be too matchy matchy with the white, and create a nice contrast in compliment to the leaf outlines. The cut and back detail is true to the season while staying elegant and classy. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t already daydreaming about wearing it again. It would even work well on a cooler summer night with a white cardi and some sneakers. Check out some more pretty items from Tobi, and note that all new Tobi customers get 50% off their first order! Enjoy!

xo

Baroque Florals

baroque floral print skirt
baroque floral print skirt
baroque floral print skirt
baroque floral print skirt
baroque floral print skirt
baroque floral print skirt
baroque floral print skirt
Top, bebe. Skirt, RW&Co. Purse, (Forever 21) c/o Value Village. Flats, Zara. Sunnies, Gucci.

One trend I am really enjoying this summer is pairing a crop top with a full skirt or high-waisted pants. It’s a great way to reveal a little bit of skin while keepin’ it classy. Now don’t get me wrong, every outfit has it’s occasion and there’s nothing wrong with baring it all in the right setting. But for a dinner date night this outfit had me feeling trendy without showing off too much skin. 
 
Now, the skirt. When I saw it I was immediately drawn to the print as I hadn’t seen a floral print quite as exquisite as this in a while. I must mention that this skirt was spotted during a thrifting session and it was a tad bit too big, but at $7.49 this skirt was coming home with me no matter what. Typically I would have worn it with a white or black top but decided to be a bit adventurous for myself (as I tend to prefer sticking to monochromatic dark hues) and paired it with a bright pink fuschia top that I’ve had for ages. 
 
What about you, what are some gems you’ve found while thrifting?

Reusable Threads Part II

thrifted spring look
thrifted spring look
thrifted spring look
thrifted spring look
pink peonies
thrifted spring look
pink peonies
Top, (Aeropostale), Skirt, (Alfred Sung), Cardigan (Hollister), Purse (Forever 21) c/o Value Village. Flats, Zara. Sunnies, Gucci. Ring, Samantha Wills.


I had the pleasure of challenging a $50 budget at Value Village earlier this month during the opening of their new store in Pickering. This is the second look I was able to score, all collectively under my $50 budget. This entire look focused around the navy blue skirt that I found first which I paired with a lavender top and striped cardigan. While I’m loving the combo, each piece alone will give me versatility with other coordinates as well. I’ve already worn the cardigan twice more, it compliments a pair of blue jeans really well with a white tank underneath.

Not only did I enjoy thrifting through the countless garments (which were extremely well organized) but I also felt good about the fact that I helped to redirect some really awesome clothes from the landfill. Value Village is on a mission to help the world by re-using items which I wrote about in my earlier post (here) but what I didn’t expect is that the good deeds don’t stop there. In particular, the Pickering store is celebrating their partnership with the Clothesline program and the Canadian Diabetes Association. This partnership means that Value Village pays to support people with diabetes whenever goods are donated at the store’s on-site Community Donation Centre or picked up from your home by the Clothesline program – even if some of the items don’t make it to the sales floor. Whenever members of the Pickering community donate used articles of clothing (or housewares) they are not only giving their goods a second life, they are turning those goods into a sustainable source of funding for the CDA helping to support summer and family camps for more than 2,400 children and youths with type 1 diabetes allowing them to meet other kids and inspire eachother to learn how to manage with their diabetes in a medically supervised setting as well as provide funding for treatments and a cure.

xo